THIS year’s Mayor’s Charity Concert in Port Lincoln will be a celebration of the different cultures that make up the local region.
The charity concert has been an annual event sincePort Lincoln mayor Bruce Green first established it in 2011.
Mr Green said he had been thinking about having a multicultural theme for a while to celebrate the wide variety of cultural backgrounds represented acrossthe local region.
However last year’s war and peace theme took precedence to coincide with the 100 years of Anzac commemorations.
He said this year’s multicultural theme would celebrate Eyre Peninsula’s diversity and culture.
“We think of ourselves as very mono-cultural but when you dig around a bit there’s lots of us who come from different backgrounds.”
Mr Green saidthere were about seven or eight acts so far but he would like to have about 11.
“We’re still looking for a few more.
“We’ve got ethnic groups that have been here for a long time –British, North American and indigenous of course.
“We’ve got Thai, Indonesia,Japan, the Philippines but I’d really like some of the other ethnic groups – Indian, Sri Lankan.
“The offer is out there for anyone who has an ethnicity who would like to sharean aspect of that throughdance, song or even a short performance.”
Mr Green said as well as the live performanceshe hoped to include a number of vignettes from people of different cultural backgrounds that would be played in between acts to add to the showcase of diversity and culture.
The short films from well known and not so well known community memberswill tell their stories of where they came from and how they ended up in Port Lincoln.
This year’s charityconcert will be on Friday, August 19 at the Nautilus Theatre.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Mentally Fit EP.
Anyone who is interested in performing inthe charityconcert is encouraged tocontact Anna Bell at the Port Lincoln City Council on 8621 2300.
CHARITY CONCERT: Port Lincoln mayor Bruce Green is looking for more multicultural acts for this year’s Mayor’s Charity Concert.
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